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Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs is a USAPA Legacy rated 5.0 player and has been playing pickleball for over 12 years, and has medaled in many sanctioned tournaments including Gold medals in the 2017 Spanish Open, the 2018 Italian Open, The Duel in the Desert in Casa Grande, The Happy Trails Classic, The Pebble Creek Classic and numerous USAPA Regional tournaments.

Rocket travels the country promoting the growth of pickleball through his family’s company and the world’s most recognized pickleball apparel brand, Pickleball Rocks (www.PickleballRocks.com).

Rocket has taught all levels of pickleball in places such as Camargo and Hyde Park Country Clubs in Cincinnati, Ohio, all the way south to The USAPA Pickleball University at Club Med in Port St. Lucie and Jensen Beach Resort on the Florida Atlantic coast as well as the mountains of North Georgia and East Naples Park in Naples, Florida.

Rocket is a member of the PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) and a certified professional coach through the International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association (IPTPA). He is also director of the IPTPA Coaches Certification Training and Testing Center for Central and Southern Indiana.

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Closing the Gap with Pickleball and Tennis

May 12, 2021, 01:45 AM
Stephanie Lane Rodney Grubbs